MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Twins announced Friday that Joe Mauer is headed to the disabled list.

The team placed Mauer on the 10-day disabled list with a left side low back/lumbar strain. His injury occurred in Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.

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The Twins called up first baseman Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester to replace Mauer. Vargas has appeared in 44 games for the Twins this season, batting .231 with seven home runs.

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This is the first time Mauer has been on the DL since 2014, according to the Twins.